September 1 is the last date to register for the October 1, 2016 SAT. The late resgitration deadline for mail-in applications is September 13; the online and telephone registration deadline is September 20. If you want to take the test at your first choice of centers (e.g., at the high school you attend), you should register ASAP. If you need an accommodation for a disability, you may be too late, but you can still try. If it is too late, it would be a REALLY good idea to start the process for taking the November 5, 2016 SAT with your desired accommodation. You can access the official SAT date and deadline schedule can be accessed by clicking HERE.
Rhetorical Tricks to Watch For
Here's my latest YouTube video - recorded on my laptop while out of town, so I apologize for the sound quality. This should help for the SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, or any standardized test with reading comprehension or logical reasoning questions. It should also help you in school, as well as in life. Please rate and comment on it. :-)
See it here!
More SAT Success!
This is a belated story of SAT success, but one of my SAT students scored a 2100 out of 2400 on the old SAT last year, which is in the 97th percentile, according to what I found on the College Board's site. I didn't find out until this week, as I was tutoring my successful SAT student's older sister for the GRE. Hopefully, she will be another satisfied customer!
See it here!
https://youtu.be/U3OjDbwDkTE - comment, "like" and subscribe if you like it!
if you want to take the September 10, 2016 ACT, you have to register by Friday, August 5. You can register with a late fee from August 6 to August 19. You can check the details here. You should also be doing ACTs under timed conditions, including the essays - see my other blog entries for hints on the SAT and ACT.
By the way, the registration deadline for the October 1, 2016 SAT is September 1, and the absolute late deadline (phone or online) is September 20. The mail-in date is September 13. You can check it yourself here.
How NOT to Get a Job
How NOT to Get a Job.
Just a quick post for today: If you’ve read my post on “How to Get a Job,” here’s the negative way of approaching the topic – How NOT to get a job.” Here's why it's important to learn your English grammar, punctuation, composition, and the like.
Here are some links to the “How Not to Get a Job in the Radio Industry” series on the “A Dose of Buckley” –YouTube channel. There is some rough language in all of these, so these are not safe for work or school without headphones. Basically, Buckley makes fun of people seeking jobs in the radio industry posted ungrammatical and horribly-written ads. An ad that shows you don’t know how to express yourself effectively in English isn’t a great way to get a job in the U.S. or Canadian radio industry.
Part I - “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MalRgJyY2QA - I enjoyed the discussion of the difference between “effective.” The meaning or “denotation” is “successful in producing a desired or intended result,” according to Google, but the connotation (implied meaning or tone the word gives) is “really good at doing a job”) and “effectual” (the connotation is “adequate” – it’s the opposite of “ineffectual,” which means “incompetent” or “completely useless.”).
Part II- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqS92f4IAW4 “How Not to Get a Job in Radio Part 2.” Here’s why it’s a good idea to ask about what initial entry-level pay is in the industry to which you are applying and to manage your expectations. It’s a great idea to have someone with experience in that industry review your resume and ask what they think. It works- I’ve done that before and gotten feedback, and had people treat my letter asking them to review my resume as a “stealth” job application, which it was. Your school’s alumni association and/or career office can help, as can just Google searching your school’s name and the name of the industry in which you are seeking work.
Part III - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPlVrhciPyY How Not to Get a Job in Radio Part 3. This one includes a discussion of why resumes are important. Your resume is your first impression on anyone who decides whether you get a job or not. A resume that has problems will cause whoever’s screening the job applications to believe YOU have problems. That’s not good.
Author: John Linneball Who did you think? ;-)
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